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  • Happy Birthday, Dromoland

    A crenellated parapet circling a thicket of chimneys and tall round turrets crown Dromoland Castle, looking for all the world like a medieval Irish bastion. Yes, the estate has an impressive noble heritage dating back to the 11th century: the ancestral lands of the O’Briens, Barons of Inchiquin, one of the few native Gaelic families […]read more

     
  • The Merrion, Dublin’s Georgian Gem

    Name the top things you’d like in a city hotel. Mine are location, comfort, service, engaging décor (of any style), character–and a little history wouldn’t hurt. Throw in a spa and an excellent restaurant, and I may never leave the premises. The Merrion, Dublin’s Georgian gem, checks all the boxes. In the center of the […]read more

     
  • Ashford Castle, Beloved Retreat

    On an ordinary October evening, in the baronial dining room at Ireland’s Ashford Castle, six middle-aged and older guests are having dinner at the next table. Nodding to the companionable group, our waiter whispers,” They come three times a year.” It turns out they are from Pennsylvania, and Ashford isn’t necessarily their holiday or celebratory […]read more

     
  • Matbah Restaurant, Ottoman Imperial Hotel: Dine Like a Sultan

    From the outside, the Ottoman Imperial Hotel calls little attention to itself. It’s clearly a historic building, but then this is the historic area of Istanbul. Directly across the street, a high iron gate opens to one of the gardens of the magnificent Hagia Sofia, dedicated by Constantine in 360 A.D., turned from a Greek […]read more

     
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